Monday, December 29, 2008

Thank You for being a Friend!

The Christmas gifts have all been opened & the "oohs & aaahhhs" have faded. The thoughtfulness of wonderful friends & family need to be expressed with a "Thank You".

I had fun today with a new stamp set that I gifted myself with. I know that I will have plenty of opportunity to utilize this set. I am truly blessed with wonderful friends in my life.

Here are 2 examples of the cards that I will be mailing out to terrific people who enhance my life.


Stamp Set: Inkadinkadoo "Thanks for Everything"

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, SU So Many Markers

Paper: K& Co. "Wild Saffron" & My Minds Eye

Paper Punches: SU Corner Rounder, EK's Decorative Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Edge Punch

Accesories: Wide Orange Ribbon, SU Dimensionals

Sunday, December 28, 2008

ssnotime67 New Toys

Well...did everyone survive the big day? Holidays can be especially hard for some people. We have a hard time with the celebrating, since it's hard to celebrate with loss. We did survive & we even can say that we enjoyed the day with family & friends on a much smaller scale.

For Christmas I gifted myself with a few new toys to play around with. Sharon over at "No Time To Stamp" put up a challenge about using your new toys. Here is my sample.

I now have a few more paper punches from Martha Stewart & Stampin' Up. I do love my paper punches (along with anything that goes along with crafting). What's that saying..."She who dies with the most stuff wins"....well me and my dear friend Rhonda at "Alamo Craft Company" here in San Antonio, TX are running neck & neck LOL:0)
I pray that the New Year of 2009 finds you & yours making the best of what life has to offer & if you don't like it, change it.
God Bless!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Medallion Card

Here's a card I made this morning for a dear friend of mine who lives in North Dakota. She & her husband get to go & have Christmas in Italy with their son & daughter in law. How exciting!
I learned the medallion from a lovely blog that I discovered surfing some of the other lovely paper crafting blogs. You can see the medallion over at She is quite talented! Go over & check her out.
The recipe for the card is
SU Old Olive CS
SU "Holiday Treasures" DP
SU "Curly Lable Punch Bundle"
SU Scallop Circle
SU Curly Lable
Martha Stewart Lacey Edge Punch
SU Gold Elastic Chord
SU Dimensionals
SU Many Marvelous Markers
Gelly Roll Sparkles Pen

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Card Holder Challenge

Today I completed my very first Challenge. I now have to go & post it to some of the websites that are hosting the challenge. I have never done that, so I hope I can successfully do that.

Here are the pictures of the cards & the folder that I will be entering. All ready to send good wishes to family & friends.